Here’s a new Behind the “Screams” video of what Universal Studios Hollywood has in store for this year’s Terror Tram: Scre4m 4 Your Life. The horror begins tomorrow night. Also, be sure to check out our full coverage of this year’s HHN Hollywood mazes HERE.
HHN Behind the Scenes look at “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life,” based on the latest installment of Wes Craven’s “Scream” film series. Universal will be unleashing the iconic “Ghostface Killer” on the world-famous backlot during Halloween Horror Nights 2011. Mirroring the “Scream 4″ film concept of a “movie-within-a-movie” theme, the “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” experience will introduce guests to the fictional “Stab” slasher film franchise and beckon them to visit the production of “Stab 8,” currently “shooting on location on the backlot.”
The fantasy world of the movie collides with reality when aboard “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” guests are transported through Universal’s famed backlot–the heart of the world’s most famous horror moviemaking studio-and find themselves being stalked by one of the most dangerous slashers in horror history: Ghostface.
“Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” casts guests as victims in this living horror film and elevates the “Halloween Horror Nights” experience to astounding new levels of blood-curdling realism.
As we scooped last week, it was announced today that this year’s Terror Tram at Universal Studios Hollywood will be themed to Scream. Ghostface will also be this year’s HHN Hollywood headliner with a Stab 8 themed scare zone at the studio’s entrance.
The terror tram story line will have guests touring the set of Stab 8 and “3 other” horror movies in production on the Universal backlot. This tour will be part of Universal’s “Stab-a-Thon,” a Stab movie fan fest. During the festivities, Ghostface will appear for a real-life Stab-a-Thon on the tour’s unfortunate guests (victims).
According to Murdy’s tweets, production on Stab 8 has already begun to capitalize on this publicity bonanza, the theme park has started letting tourists on the Universal Studio Tour visit the production. However, a barrage of unauthorized photos and unsettling rumors about the troubled production have been lighting up blogs and chat rooms across the web. The most damaging of these leaks is a homemade video purporting to show “Ghostface” attacking and killing tourists on the Universal tram!
John Murdy has also tweeted that “a blogger is gonna get it” during the terror tram video segment. Should we be offended or honored? Guess we know how he really feels about us uncovering the rumors. Just ask Gale Weathers, being a reporter is a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
This is a theme many HHN fans have been expecting for a few years. After seeing the most recent movie, we weren’t certain how good an entire maze based on Scream would be. However, on the Terror Tram, Ghostface can wreck havoc as it places “us” victims in an open setting where we can be attacked from all directions. Also, given that Scream is based on horror fanatics taking their “love for scary movies too far” with the “movie within the movie theme,” the Universal backlot is the perfect setting.
Coincidentally, or not, Scre4m is being released on DVD on October 4th. More synergy for HHN.
Ghostface is looking at his knife collection and in just 14 days he’ll be back on the screen going after Sidney and her new friends. Before you watch Scream 4 be sure to see BIO channel’s Scream: The Inside Story airing on Wednesday April 6th. For our fellow Haunt Stalkers in L.A. you can attend a screening party for the show next Tuesday, April 5th.
SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY (TV)
Air date (US): April 6th 2011, 8pm ET
Channel BIO (Check your local cable listings)
Running time: 120 minutes
Director: Daniel Farrands & Thommy Hutson
Cast: Wes Craven, Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan
The Big Bear Horror-Film Festival presents: the LA Screening of Inside Story: Scream (alternatively titled Scream: The Inside Story). One day before the anticipated documentary will air on BIO, the chance exists to see it in a public venue with other Scream fans – something rarely afforded to television airings.
In attendance will be the trio of director/producer Dan Farrands, writer/producer Thommy Hutson, and producer Lito Velasco who will all be open to questions.
The event is open to the public but we’ve been told it’s a case of first come, first serve so we advise attendees get in early.
Where & When:
The Bungalow Club
7174 Melrose Ave
Tuesday, April 5 · 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Last night, the long-awaited trailer for Scream 4 premiered at Spike TV’s Scream Awards (no relation). To save you all from having to go through the numerous fake trailers on YouTube, here’s a glimpse. Watch it fast, as the studio has been removing these videos!
It sounds like this time around they are going to play off the conventions from the Saw movies.
We wonder if Ghostface will be making an apperance at HHN next year?
As we approach another weekend, it’s time to check out all the terrors being released in theatres this weekend. For many, this is going to be a nice three-day weekend (Columbus Day), so there will be plenty of time to haunt stalk and go the movies. Try not to focus too much on the the real terrors that Columbus imposed on the Native Americans, and lose yourself in one of these horror flicks.
I Spit on Your Grave: This is a remake of the 1978 movie with the same name. The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She hires a riverside apartment in Upstate New York to finish her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jenifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer slowly recovers and in her now-twisted, psychotic mind, she begins to seek revenge on the four men who raped her.
The ongoing Hollywood horror remakes has put off many fans, but there have been a few fear flicks that have been able to improve on the original . This movie is one of those that promises to offer audiences an improved story with increased intensity and gore. This movie is reminiscent of last year’s The Last House on the Left and 2003′s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which were also were successful in increasing the scare factor. This looks good, but it obviously won’t be for the squeamish.
My Soul To Take: This movie is said to be more of a thriller than a slasher flick, and it’s the first movie to be both written and directed by Wes Craven since he did New Nightmare in 1994. While Craven has brought us horror classics such as Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, and Scream, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a compelling movie directed by him. It will be interesting to see if Craven’s visions of horrors are still able to relate to modern audiences as well as they did back in the 70s and 80s. In addition, this is billed as his first 3D movie, but it’s actually converted 3D, so it wasn’t filmed in or originally envisioned for 3D.
This movie is set in the sleepy town of Riverton, where legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.
In addition, if you want to brave the crowds at Universal Hollywood HHN this Friday, three stars from the movie will be making an appreance from 8:45 pm to 10:00 pm to sign autographs. The first 500 guests to the “Celebrity Terror Table” can received autographs from Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, and Paulina Olszynski. Universal is also playing the trailer during trips on the Skull Island express tram.
DVD Releases on Tuesday, October 12, 2010:
Doghouse: This a straight-to-DVD movie release. The story follows a group of friends who go on a boy’s weekend in the country to help one of them overcome his divorce, when they stop at a village overrun by psychotic, homicidal women. It turns out that an airborne toxin has somehow been released that affects only women and turns them into man-hating frenzied cannibals. Sounds like it could be a ratings hit if they aired it on Lifetime.
Lost Boys - The Thirst: Cory Feldman is back and looking for money, err…vampires in this straight-to-DVD sequel. The movie focuses on the the toll the thankless life of a vampire hunter has taken on Edgar Frog. After losing his best friend and fellow vamp fighter, Sam, he has started to let himself slide. He’s down to selling his prized comic book collection just to pay the rent on a decrepit trailer, when stunning vampire novelist Gwen approaches with an offer. She needs him to find her brother who has gone missing after getting sucked into a series of underground raves, called “The Gathering,” held by an enigmatic spinner named DJ Dusk.
In a last, frantic message, he mentioned being given a new party drug known as The Thirst, which turned out to be a mixture of ecstasy and vampire blood. Gwen shows Edgar a vile of the The Thirst, explaining DJ Dusk must be a head vampire and that he’s using his parties to raise an undead army. With the last rave, “The Final Gathering,” only days away, Edgar must assemble a vamp-hunting team worthy of crashing the party and hopes to include his reclusive brother who’s dealing with his own dark past. Before the battle is over, Edgar will discover there is a greater evil at work and must face his most haunting fear.